Citywide amendment - Restricting townhouses from single-home areas
Brisbane is a great place to live, work and relax. To ensure our friendly and liveable city continues to thrive and Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) remains effective and up-to-date, Brisbane City Council adopted a package of amendments to restrict townhouses from single-home areas (Major amendment package H) on Tuesday 11 February 2020. The amendment became effective in City Plan on 1 May 2020.
The amendment was initiated by Council in response to resident feedback received during citywide consultation during Plan your Brisbane and is a deliverable from Brisbane’s Future Blueprint.
The amendment was made to:
- remove provisions in zone codes, development codes and neighbourhood plans supporting Multiple dwellings (townhouses and apartments) in the Low density residential zone
- amend other relevant provisions in City Plan to align with this change, including amendments to the Strategic framework, and make necessary consequential amendments.
The amendment package followed the 'major amendment' process as outlined in the Queensland Government’s Minister's Guidelines and Rules.
The amendment package was publicly notified for submissions from 29 July to 26 August 2019.
Following careful consideration of submissions received during the public consultation period, Council endorsed the amendment without changes on 19 November 2019. A summary of the matters raised in submissions and a response for how these have been considered has been included in the consultation report.
Download the consultation report:
- Proposed citywide amendment - Major H - Restricting townhouses from single-home areas - Consultation report (Word - 550kb).
You can also download a copy of the public notice:
|4 September 2018||Council proposed to amend City Plan|
|September 2018-November 2018||
Drafting of the amendment package
|November 2018-May 2019||Queensland Government review|
|29 July 2019-26 August 2019||
Public consultation including an opportunity to have your say on the draft amendment package
|Late 2019-Early 2020||Final Queensland Government review|
Queensland Government approval to adopt
|11 February 2020||Council adoption|
|1 May 2020||Gazettal and amendment effective in City Plan|
Register for updates
To stay informed about City Plan, including proposed amendments and to receive other Council planning and development updates, you can register your interest.
For more information about this major amendment to City Plan (Major amendment package H), you can:
- email the project team
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888
- write to:
City Planning & Economic Development
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane QLD 4001.